DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH) today announced that it has appointed Steven
Swain to lead its Programming Group. Mr. Swain, formerly a vice
president of DISH’s Corporate Finance Group, is being promoted to senior
Dave Shull, DISH Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer (Photo: Business Wire)
DISH has also announced that Executive Vice President and Chief
Commercial Officer (CCO) David Shull will begin a six-month leave of
absence May 31 to assist with the care of a family member.
“I have worked closely with Steve for the past three years and I have
every confidence that he has the leadership skills, the experience and
tenacity to lead our programing operation with excellence,” said DISH
President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph P. Clayton. “As our CCO,
Dave has delivered tremendous achievements for DISH, including the
leadership needed to establish a groundbreaking partnership with The
Walt Disney Co. He has our support and we are already looking forward to
Mr. Swain will report directly to Mr. Clayton, as will Mr. Shull’s team
during his absence, including James Moorhead, senior vice president and
chief marketing officer, Warren Schlichting, senior vice president of
media sales and analytics and Vivek Khemka, senior vice president of
In his new role, Mr. Swain will be responsible for the acquisition and
renewal of programming content, including national network and cable
channels, Latino content, local broadcast stations and premium services
such as HBO, Showtime and Starz.
About Steve Swain, SVP Programming
Prior to joining DISH in 2011 as vice president of Corporate Financial
Planning and Analysis, Mr. Swain spent 10 years at CenturyLink (formerly
Qwest Communications) where he served in multiple leadership roles in
that organization’s Finance and Network Engineering organizations.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the
University of Wisconsin and his MBA from the University of Chicago.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH
Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.057 million pay-TV
subscribers, as of Dec. 31, 2013, with the highest quality programming
and technology with the most choices at the best value. Subscribers
enjoy a high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels,
the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR
technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
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